MediaTek announces true octa-core system-on-chip

Mediatek has announced a new system-on-chip which it claims is a true octa-core processor as all the eight cores of the chip will be working simultaneously unlike Samsung’s Exynos 5, which has four of its core working at any given time.

MediaTek has neither revealed anything about the architecture of the chip nor has it revealed the model number of the chipset. We believe that the silicon company would have used eight ARM A7 cores unlike Samsung’s architecture of four A7 cores working with four A15 cores.

According to the company, the chipset can be clocked from 1.7GHz to 2GHz depending upon the requirement and will be able to decode HD videos of 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second (fps). Reports indicate that the new chipset has managed to score a whopping 30,000 on Antutu benchmarks which seconds only to Qualcomm Snapdragon 800’s 35,000.

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According to further details published by the company on its website, the new chipset will support Mediatek-developed four-in-one connectivity combination which includes Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, GPS and Wi-Fi. The chipset packs PowerVR series 6 GPU from Imagination Technology and also supports Wi-Fi certified Miracast.

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